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Royal Oak City Commission Meets Monday

Residents can find agendas for city commission meetings on the city's website.
Please note, meeting agendas are often revised at the last minute, so please recheck the agenda prior to the meeting for any changes.


Police Department Update

Residents can find the most recent police reports on the city's website at: http://romi.gov/963/Press-Releases

Citizens are also encouraged to sign up for crime alerts at crimemapping.com. Crime Mapping's goal is to assist police departments in reducing crime through a better informed citizenry.

Sign up for public safety alerts from the police using Civic Ready. Click here to subscribe.

Applications for Royal Oak Citizens Police Academy Now Being Accepted

The citizens police academy is an exciting seven-week course that meets once a week on Wednesday evenings at the police station at 6:30 p.m. Classes last for approximately three hours.

The fall session begins Oct. 4, 2017. 

Apply at: https://seam.ly/ilbAwrwf

Open only to residents of Royal Oak, attendees get an insider's look at the internal operations and challenges of the police department. You must be 18 years of age or older to attend the academy. All potential applicants are screened before they are accepted. You will be notified no later than Sept. 30, 2017, if you have been admitted.

Apply early. The classes fill up quickly!

Questions regarding the academy should be directed to Lt. Al Carter at albertc@romi.gov.

Civic Center

Civic Center FAQs

What are possible sites for City Hall? What does the city hope to accomplish? Will there be enough parking?

For answers to these questions and more go to romi.gov/civiccenter.
Big Projects

Big Projects - What You Should Know

For updates on large commercial developments in Royal Oak, including Normandy Oaks, Etkin Office Building, Trailhead Project, Royal Oak 13 Project and more, please be sure to sign up for 'Big Projects - What You Should Know' using Notify Me at: https://www.romi.gov/list.aspx.

Here's what you should know about Normandy Oaks:

Super Star Sunday

Let's Celebrate at the Library

It's celebration time! Sunday, Sept. 10 is the Star Dream Fountain's 20th birthday AND the Royal Oak Public Library (ROPL) will now be open on Sundays!

We're calling it Super Star Sunday. Here's what's happening at the library from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 10. We'll have art tours, lawn games, celebrity story time and, of course, birthday cake! You can also learn how to fish on the library lawn with the Oakland County mobile recreation crew.

The first 100 visitors to the library will receive a FREE Royal Oak book bag filled with goodies. It will be the first time the library will be open on a Sunday in its more than 100-year history.

About Sundays at the library:

Sunday hours will start in September each year and end in June when public schools finish classes for the year. Sunday hours will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

About Star Dream:
  • The Star Dream sculpture is the work of Marshall Fredericks, who also designed the famed "Spirit of Detroit" in front the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in Detroit and the world's largest crucifix, "Christ on the Cross" in Indian River, Mi.
  • The bronze statue is 34-feet tall and weighs 7,500 pounds.
  • It took almost 17 years of planning to bring the fountain structure to completion. Four different mayors worked on the project.
  • Frederick maintained a studio in Royal Oak at Woodward and Normandy from 1946 until his death on April 4, 1998. He was 90.
  • According to Civic Arts Projects, "the sculpture was originally conceived in 1947 as one of the original concepts for a commission in Cleveland which eventually became ‘The Fountain of Eternal Life’."
  • The work symbolizes man’s continual search for peace.

What You Need to Know About Your New Recycling Cart

Recycling is about to get a lot easier for residents in SOCRRA communities. This summer, SOCRRA will deliver a 65-gallon recycling cart to every single-family household in its member communities. And because SOCR

RA is converting to a Mixed Recycling facility, ALL curbside recyclables can be mixed together in the new cart! No need to keep paper separate from the other recyclables – just throw it all in and wheel it to the curb. Recycling will now be as easy as taking out the trash!! 

For more information go to: https://www.socrrarecycling.org.

For answers to frequently asked questions, go to: https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/18449

Ride On Guide

What's the difference between a bike lane and a shared lane?

Whether you’re a savvy cyclist or relatively new to biking, download the Guide for Safe Cycling in Royal Oak for information you can use for getting around on two wheels.

Go to romi.gov/rideon to learn more!

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Work for the City of Royal Oak

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Royal Oak.
To browse through available opportunities go to: romi.gov/jobs

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 Library Events

There is always something interesting and exciting happening at the Royal Oak Public Library. Go to ropl,org to learn more.

Library hours are: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday CLOSED


'Like Us' on Facebook

Want to know what's happening in Royal Oak?
Join thousands of your neighbors on the city's official Facebook page and get daily posts about the things that matter in our hometown.
Like us today at: https://www.facebook.com/Royal-Oak-MI-City-Hall-157871554266952

Outstanding Customer Service Award

Help us recognize employees that have gone above and beyond to provide a more customer-centric culture by nominating them for our Outstanding Customer Service Award.
When evaluating nominations each quarter, the Customer Centric Culture Team looks for how nominees embody honesty, act with patience, take responsibility, listen attentively, communicate effectively and lead by example among other things.

Click here to nominate an employee for their exceptional service!

Senior Times

Senior Times Newsletter

The City of Royal Oak offers mature adults opportunities for lifelong education, fitness, nutrition and leisure activities.

Click here for the latest news and information from the Mahany/ Meininger Community Center. 

Mobile App

City Launches Mobile App

The City of Royal Oak has a new mobile app! Find out what's happening, get meeting agendas, discover employment opportunities within the city and more.

Download the app at these locations:

Apple Store 
Google Play Store

Pay Online

Make Convenient Online Payments

Did you know you can make online payments for property taxes and utility bills?

Go to http://romi.gov/868/Online-Payments to learn more.

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